Are you passionate about the Geralt of Rivia saga and were you waiting for the moment to immerse yourself in his universe by exploring the real world? Well, the wait is over: The Witcher: Monster Slayer can now be downloaded in mobile app stores. With mechanics similar to Pokémon Go, This new proposal seeks an experience closer to the RPG.
The Witcher is one of those franchises that has aroused admiration since Andrzej Sapkowski began the Geralt of Rivia saga in the mid-1980s. First with stories, then with successive novels; what later they were adapted to videogames thanks to CD Projekt Red. The Witcher and its universe expanded borders with the Netflix series. And now he’s back on mobile with The Witcher: Monster Slayer, an adventure that mixes exploration with augmented reality. And with many monsters, of course.
A storyline that is not limited to hunting monsters
As a sorcerer that he is, the protagonist of the video game, which we can customize minimally at the beginning, will be dedicated to wandering the roads in search of sustenance and emotions. The task of every good sorcerer is earn a living at the cost of liquidating creatures, a task that we must carry out mobile in hand. As a good “clone” of Pokémon Go, the rides will be the keynote of The Witcher: Monster Slayer.
The new title delves into the universe created by Sapkowski to offer full freedom to explore it. Real maps are moved to the screen after passing through the medieval cut filter that reigns in The Witcher. With what this implies: from knights wandering the roads to merchants who, unfortunately, lost their load due to the attack of some monster.
The setting of the game is very successful, also the creatures that populate it see their fierceness and deformities transferred to the smartphone screen. To end them, you will have to use all the wizard’s tricks, swords included; plus potions and signs. The set of elements will be expanded as we win battles, we can also make combinations to obtain new elements.
Each combat depends largely on the type of creature and also on how we equip our warlock. Some enemies will be weaker to certain attacks and elaborations, a feature that we must take advantage of. And it is that it is not only to fight desperately, that strategy is a weapon as powerful as Kaer Morhen’s sword that The Witcher: Monster Slayer gives at the beginning (during the first week of play).
The game has seemed similar to Pokémon Go in terms of exploration and basic mechanics, but its developers have significantly expanded the variety thanks to the inclusion of missions, trophies and objectives within the game. This means that not only do you have to move to see creatures, you also have to locate specific points where you can complete a mission, for example. At the cost of walking, of course.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer is now available, both on Google Play and the App Store. It is a free game for download, it has no ads and you do buy within the game. These should not be needed to move forward, just to speed up the process.